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companies are earning big money. we've got a real problem here. we want to do the right thing and we want to protect people. that is the end of may. i call on senator ihop. >> i want to thank you for holding this important hearing. you and your staff to put a great deal of time and effort into preparing the investigative report the committee released today. i also want to thank those at the federal and state levels who have pushed for the legal action. i want to recognize a former colleague, lisa madigan, the attorney general in illinois who i worked with. she has been active in this field and i welcome heard here this morning. for more than a decade, new hampshire has had a primer for responding to a practice known as cramming. when i served as the state's top law enforcement officer, and oversaw an active protection -- consumer protection bureau which include the publication of consumer protection source book and brochures to provide individuals with information how to protect against cramming. in new hampshire, the public utilities commission is authorized to find service providers and
institutional behavior from the big multinational corporations and others trying to deprecate as much as they can to make americans believe that the jury system is not a part of their legacy but instead a drag on the a economy and a place where runaway jury is entertained frivolous lawsuits. every american who hears the word "jury" and has the phrase "runaway jury" jump in their mind, every american who hears the word "lawsuit" and has a word "frivolous lawsuit" jump in their mind, has been the subject of indoctrination about this and of public communication. it is happening out there and i think when the supreme court is making decisions that are consistent with that long standing practice and pattern, it is worth our attention and i applaud the chairmen for holding this hearing. anybody who wishes to add information to the hearing has a week before we close it could without anything further, we will be adjourned. thank you all very much. i appreciate it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> every saturday
the prospective of jobs. the sign behind me, "dream big," is appropriate as we begin to discuss these great optimists. they truly are the great optimists in america. what we will talk about today, what are survey has shown is that there is a lot of uncertainty out there. they're people believe the u.s. economy is on the wrong track. there are people who think there are policies that come out of washington and other places that are the wrong way to go. the one thing you'll hear from the people appear today, and the one thing we heard during the listening session, multiple sessions of the country and in every state, is that when you talk to small businesses and you talk to the people really living the american dream, they are optimistic about their future. it is a pleasure for me to moderate this panel and talk about what we have found as we work through a poll that is the second quarterly poll we have done here at the chamber. what i will do is introduce you to 3 panelist on the stage with me and began a discussion about it. first, i would like to introduce the president and ceo of the miser
are not seeing that, in because you mentioned, th of the big overhang of foreclosed homes, which are weighing on prices. it is a vicious circle. people do not want to buy because prices are falling. prices are falling because people do not want to buy. there are a number of things we are doing. we are keeping mortgage rates globe. -- low. this works to try to modify -- there is work to try to modify mortgages. i think it is worth looking at that area. one area where more work needs to be done is housing finance. we have not begun to clarify for the market out housing finance -- the market and the public housing finance -- how housing finance will be conducted in the future. mi her area i suggest he mighwe ght think about is the overhang of distressed houses. for example, fanny, freddie, and the bank's own about half a million homes right now, which are basically sitting there on the market and which are pressing down prices and reducing appraisals and making the housing market much weaker than it otherwise would be. that is another area to look at. there are various things that one could do t
the prime minister agree that in the past when the house of commons has been faced with big issues that they have a tendency for knee-jerk overreactions? would you agree that newspapers are a force for good in this country and we need criminality weeded out of the media but not impose on a free speech or prepress? >> my hon. friend is entirely right. we need to make sure as the house of commons, as the government, in the debate that we have to show an element of restraint in regulation of the media because there's always a danger that the pendulum will swing too far the other way and we threaten investigative journalism, a strong and independent media that can hold government to account. when we consider some of the scandals that have been uncovered, it is often the press that does this. it is absolutely vital to maintain their british tradition. >> rebekah brooks described the prime minister as a friend and neighbor. we heard about christmas walks and conversations. >> order. this is the moment in parliament where we have a free speech. this question will be heard. that is the end
. >> so things like use of petty cash -- that could be quite big sums of money or small -- at the moment you just record that the journalist gave it to somebody. >> yes, and i don't have direct knowledge of all of those arrangements. >> i was going to ask if payments could have been made to family members of those alleged to have been hacked and similar, but is it possible that other forms of remuneration can be used in your company apart from cash and bank transfers? i am talking of things like travelers checks, vouchers and things that can be redeemed for cash. >> i don't have knowledge of that. >> just looking at some of your corporate governance -- page 2 and page 4 of your own code -- it mentions directors, employees and officers of news corporation acting to the principles set forth, including consultants, agents, suppliers and business partners adhering to the standards. it says, "we may never ask a third party to perform any act that would violate these standards." can you tell me a little bit more, especially on the financial side, how you, as an organization, try and make that
old. what are your hopes for the future? >> there's a big future. there's a deep future. the one that want for. so that is the future where we are all able to freely communicate our hearts and dreams, share information about the world with each other and the historical record is an item that is completely sack sacrosanct. it would never be changed, never be modified, never be deleted, and that we will steer of course away from the victim of he who controls the purses present controls the past. so that is something that is my life long quest to do. and from that, justice flows because most of us have an instinct for justice and most of us are reasonably intelligent. and if we can communicate with each other, organize and not be op pressed and not know what's going on pretty much the rest falls out. in the short term, it is that my staff stop hasling me to tell me to go. >> >> i wish you all the bevs another even more beautiful mission. [applause] >> here is a look at our schedule for this afternoon. next, a discussion with legal scholars on the 2010-2011 supreme court term and wha
in a big way, reduce debt and make it sustainable. those are key criteria, but they're not the only ones. and the path that has been clearly opened by my predecessor, dominique strauss- kahn, to include such matters as employment, social affairs, peripheral components of the traditional economic look at the situation of a country, needs to be taken on board as well. i'm not suggesting that the fund should be turned into a specialized boutique on employment and best way to reduce unemployment. boutique on the employment and the best way to reduce the employment. we need to rely on other institutions that exist and the work that has been undertaken together needs to be pursued, the same together with the wto. so the comprehensiveness of the approach must be enhanced. because ultimately we should never lose sight of what we are about. the international monetary fund is here to serve and provide services to its 187 members with a view towhat? help restore stability where there isn't stability and there's plenty of that around. to help make sure the economies of the world work better to provi
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